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This is how it’s done…….Don’t let it happen here.
This is what you’ll get with LIBERAL LEADERS!
Just a shotgun
Those who want to make drastic changes in our rightsnever start off big, it’s always just seeminglysmall, harmless, incremental changes that help some smallgroup. No one started the ball rolling by saying wewant to ban cigarettes even in a private home, they justsaid we want a smoke free area. The gays didn’tstart off by saying they wanted marriage legalized forsame sex, they started by saying they just wanted to beaccepted. Most of us realize that the change willstart with automatic weapons and keep adding one “just”after another.
Subject:Just a Shotgun!You’re sound asleepwhen you hear a thump outside your bedroom door.
Half-awake, and nearly paralyzed withfear,you hear muffled whispers.
At least two people have brokeninto your house and are moving your way.
With your heart pumping, you reachdown beside your bed and pick up your shotgun.
You rack a shell into the chamber, theninch toward the door and open it.
In the darkness, you make out two shadows.
One holds something that looks like a crowbar.
When the intruder brandishes it as if tostrike, you raise the shotgun and fire.
The blast knocks both thugs to the floor.
One writhes and screams while thesecond man crawls to the front door and lurchesoutside.
As you pick up the telephone tocall police, you know you’re in trouble.
In your country, most guns were outlawedyears before, and the few that are privatelyowned are so stringently regulated as to makethem useless..
Yours was never registered.
Police arrive and inform you that the second burglar has died.
They arrest you for First Degree Murder and IllegalPossession of a Firearm.
When you talkto your attorney, he tells you not to worry:authorities will probably plea the case down tomanslaughter.
“What kind of sentencewill I get?” you ask.
“Only ten-to-twelve years,” he replies, as if that’snothing.
“Behave yourself, and you’ll be out in seven.”
The next day, the shooting is the lead story inthe local newspaper. Somehow, you’reportrayed as an eccentric vigilante while thetwo men you shot are represented as choirboys.
Their friends and relatives can’t findan unkind word to say about them..
Buried deep down in the article,authorities acknowledge that both “victims” havebeen arrested numerous times.
But the next day’s headline says it all:
“Lovable Rogue Son Didn’t Deserve to Die.”
The thieves have been transformed fromcareer criminals into Robin Hood-typepranksters..
As the days wear on, the story takes wings.
The national media picks it up, then theinternational media .
The surviving burglar has become a folk hero.
Your attorney says the thief ispreparing to sue you, and he’ll probably win.
The media publishes reportsthat your home has been burglarized severaltimes in the past and that you’ve been criticalof local police for their lack of effort inapprehending the suspects.
After the last break-in, you told your neighbor that youwould be prepared next time.
The District Attorney uses this to allege that youwere lying in wait for the burglars.
A few months later, you go to trial.
The charges haven’t been reduced, as your lawyer hadso confidently predicted.
When you take the stand, your anger at the injustice of it allworks against you..
Prosecutors paint apicture of you as a mean, vengeful man.
It doesn’t take long for the jury toconvict you of all charges.
The judge sentences you to life in prison.
This case really happened.
On August 22, 1999, Tony Martin of Emneth, Norfolk , England ,killed one burglar and wounded a second.
In April, 2000, he was convicted and isnow serving a life term…
How did it become a crime to defend one’s own life in theonce great British Empire ?
It started with the Pistols Act of 1903.
This seeminglyreasonable law forbade selling pistols to minorsor felons and established that handgun saleswere to be made only to those who had a license.
The Firearms Act of 1920 expanded licensing toinclude not only handguns but all firearmsexcept shotguns..
Later laws passed in 1953 and 1967 outlawed the carryingof any weapon by private citizens and mandatedthe registration of all shotguns.
Momentum for total handgunconfiscation began in earnest after theHungerfordmass shooting in 1987.
Michael Ryan, a mentally disturbed man with aKalashnikov rifle, walked down the streetsshooting everyone he saw.
When the smoke cleared, 17 people were dead.
The Britishpublic, already de-sensitized by eighty years of“gun control”, demanded even tougherrestrictions.(The seizureof all privately owned handguns was theobjective even though Ryan useda rifle.)
Nine years later, at Dunblane ,Scotland , Thomas Hamilton used a semi-automaticweapon to murder 16 children and a teacher at apublic school.
For many years, the mediahad portrayed all gun owners as mentallyunstable, or worse, criminals.Now the press had a real kook withwhich to beat up law-abiding gun owners.Day after day, week after week, themedia gave up all pretenseof objectivity and demanded a total ban on allhandguns.The Dunblane Inquiry , a few months later,sealed the fate of the few sidearms still ownedby private citizens.
Duringthe years in which the British governmentincrementally took away most gun rights, thenotion that a citizen had the right to armedself-defense came to be seen as vigilantism.
Authorities refused to grant gun licenses topeople who were threatened, claiming thatself-defense was no longer considered a reasonto own a gun.Citizens who shot burglars or robbers or rapists were chargedwhile the real criminals were released.
Indeed, after the Martinshooting, a police spokesman was quoted assaying,“We cannot have people take the lawinto their own hands.”
All of Martin’s neighbors had been robbed numerous times,
and several elderly people were severelyinjured in beatings by young thugs who had nofear of the consequences.Martin himself, a collector of antiques, had seen most of hiscollection trashed or stolen by burglars.
When the Dunblane Inquiryended, citizens who owned handguns were giventhree months to turn them over to localauthorities.
Being good British subjects,most people obeyed the law.The few who didn’t were visited by police and threatenedwith ten-year prison sentences if they didn’tcomply.
Police later bragged that they’dtaken nearly 200,000 handguns from privatecitizens.
How did the authorities know who had handguns?The guns had been registered and licensed.Kind of like cars.Sound familiar?
WAKE UP AMERICA ; THIS ISWHY OUR FOUNDING FATHERS PUT THE SECONDAMENDMENT IN OUR CONSTITUTION.
“…It does not require a majority to prevail, butrather an irate, tireless minority keen to setbrush fires in people’s minds..”–Samuel Adams
If you think this is important, please forward toeveryone you know.
You had better wake up, because Obama is doing this verysame thing, over here, if he can get it done.The UN Small Arms Treaty that Hilary is negotiating wouldtake away our 2nd Amendment rights.
And there are stupid people in congress and on thestreet that will go right along with him.Just remember – thereason the Japanese didn’t invade the USA isbecause they knew that Most of the citizens werearmed.The future of our country, the direction that we go as apeople, whether we move ahead to meet the challengesof the future or slide back into the irresponsiblepolicies of the past, will be determined by thosewho get involved.” – Ronald Reagan